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Storenvy founder shares story of seed round, Y Combinator rejection

February 16, 2011 by

Being an entrepreneur is pretty awesome, right? We love being our own boss and seeing our ideas come to life. But being an entrepreneur is not so easy either. There are many days you wake up and ask yourself what the hell were you thinking quitting that day job and bootstrapping it? Thankfully, we have communities like Silicon Prairie News to hear about others like us and to be inspired and motivated. However, often that storyline has the same melody: founder has idea; founder believes…  read more

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Former KC startup Storenvy nabs $1.5 million – interview with CEO

January 31, 2011 by

(Left: Storenvy CEO Jon Crawford) It's been a great winter on the Silicon Prairie for companies receiving funding. Now, with news from last week, we can add a former Prairie-based startup to that list, as well. The social commerce community Storenvy, which got its start in Kansas City in 2008, just secured $1.5 million in seed funding. Their website states, "Storenvy is a social marketplace for discovering awesome stuff from real people," and it seems that real people are discovering this awesome stuff. According to the January 27th TechCrunch article covering…  read more

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Prairie Moves: Grasshorse, New BLK, Dave Nelson & more

November 9, 2010 by

(Photo by Lauren Tucker via Flickr) Published every Tuesday, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post…  read more

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Get to know our Big Omaha sponsors. They rock.

May 13, 2010 by

Big Omaha year two is about to go down. Big Omaha year one was a success. How did all this come to be? When the short story is told, it starts in the summer of 2008 when Jeff Slobotski challenged himself and Silicon Prairie News co-founder Dusty Davidson to set a date, find a venue and book speakers in order to hold a first-class, unforgettable event. In May 2009, the event was held at KANEKO with more than 400 in attendance to hear from a robust…  read more

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